MailChimp used to have an option allowing editing plain text form of a newsletter. It's the ultimate plain form (possibly the most readable, definitely the most light-weight), the next is probably with images disabled (with the alts displayed), then there's the full multimedia versions, some even with GIF embedded (like General Assembly ones).
During our weekly newsletter sprint, I noticed that the feature is missing and tweeted +MailChimp @mailchimphttp://www.twitter.com/mailchimp
Gasp @mailchimp took away the Plain Text editing option? Where can I find a blog post/ release about this? What's the deal behind it
— Sun (@i_stanford) March 11, 2014
Thankfully the reply came quickly with a full reply!
Read the full-length MailChimp support reply regarding plain text editing being removed or see the screenshot below.
@i_stanford Hello Sun, the Plain Text step of the campaign editing process has indeed been removed from ... https://t.co/ZQX9HAtCKm
— MailChimp (@MailChimp) March 11, 2014
Thank you awesome growth boss +Igor Lebovic showing me how to be a +MailChimp super user one step at a time. Of course we are a startup, and our newsletter is not perfect each time, but just proud that we spend a lot of time on quality control, iteration, and really think about testing and deploying newsletters rather than just publishing.